Service-Oriented Management Technology Landscape
Key Findings: Web Services management (WSM) software is software that helps companies manage the systems and applications that underlie their Web Services. Service-oriented management (SOM) software is software that supports the development and execution of a Service-oriented architecture. By 2007, 60% of the total system management market will consist of large vendors who offer SOM solutions, and a full 75% of the system management market (both small and large vendors) will be SOM-enabled. The market for Service-Oriented Management is expected to grow from $30 million in 2002 to $9.2 Billion by 2007. Web Services Management solutions bridge the gap between the underlying systems and the Services that run on top of them. Starting in mid-2004, the large system management vendors will begin to dominate the SOM space, to the extent that the SOM point solutions segment of the market will reach its maximum in 2005. Table of Contents: I. Report…

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Service-Oriented Management
Key Findings: Web Services management (WSM) software is software that helps companies manage the systems and applications that underlie their Web Services. Service-oriented management (SOM) software is software that supports the development and execution of a Service-oriented architecture. By 2007, 60% of the total system management market will consist of large vendors who offer SOM solutions, and a full 75% of the system management market (both small and large vendors) will be SOM-enabled. The market for Service-Oriented Management is expected to grow from $30 million in 2002 to $9.2 Billion by 2007. Web Services Management solutions bridge the gap between the underlying systems and the Services that run on top of them. Starting in mid-2004, the large system management vendors will begin to dominate the SOM space, to the extent that the SOM point solutions segment of the market will reach its maximum in 2005. Table of Contents: I. Report…

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Web Services Management
Today, companies are reducing the cost of integration by using Web Services to solve point-to-point integration problems inside the enterprise. However, the most important business value of Web Services lies not with the creation and deployment of individual Services themselves, but the new approaches to architecting IT infrastructures that they herald. These new architectures are loosely coupled, standards-based and Service-oriented. In such architectures, software functionality is exposed as business-oriented Services in a way that decouples the Service from the underlying software. The systems and applications that provide the Service are transparent to the systems that consume the Service. Companies that adopt such architectures will have information technology infrastructures that provide the flexibility necessary to enable them to leverage changing business environments to their best advantage. To move from simple, point-to-point integration to Service-oriented architectures, however, calls for a new approach to managing the software within an organization, known as Web…

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Securing & Managing XML & Web Services in the Enterprise
There are two related forces that are transforming information technology today: the rapid growth of XML traffic on the network, and the widespread adoption of Web Services as a way of reducing the cost of integration and moving traditional enterprise architectures to flexible, Service-oriented architectures. Enterprises must plan ahead if they want to be able to manage the XML and Web Services on their networks. Even more importantly, enterprises must take care to provide uninterrupted security for their IT environments. In the face of these changes, XML and Web Services introduce new security concerns for the IT manager, and new technology tools, including XML firewalls, offer the missing pieces of security that today’s enterprises need.[hide -1]Download File[/hide][hide +0]Register to Access this Document[/hide]…

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XML Proxies
As the use and proliferation of XML and Web Services spreads throughout the corporate IT environment, so too will the demands on optimizing the performance of the XML data and applying enterprise-wide XML policies. Increasingly organizations are seeking to find solutions that can transparently monitor XML traffic on the network and apply business rules or corporate IT policies such as security, routing, performance, management, transformation, or end-point connection provisioning. Enterprises will implement XML Proxies, which can be either hardware Network Appliances,software Proxies, or software Firewalls, as a transparent layer over current LAN and WAN traffic, monitoring and acting on XML data as dictated by pre-configured rules.

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XML Proxies
Key Findings: XML Proxies are hardware or software solutions that actively listen for XML traffic on the network and either pass it along unmodified or perform some action on the XML content. XML Proxies can operate transparently as an XML “gateway” or as auxiliary applications on the network. ZapThink estimates that XML represents less than 2% of all traffic on the enterprise network in 2002; however, this percentage is expected to increase to almost 25% of all LAN network traffic by 2006. Current firewall and proxy solutions are inadequate to handle XML traffic. Instead of being simply network protocol-aware, XML Proxies are XML-aware. XML Proxies are capable of examining traffic at the content level, and can optionally handle other message types such as HTML or EDI. XML Proxies will converge on a single set of functionality for handling corporate-wide XML security, management, routing, transformation, and performance enhancement. As XML Proxy…

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